FIND YOUR CALLING
Do you find your current career less than fulfilling? According to a recent Gallup study, 51 percent of Americans do the bare minimum at work because they don’t like their jobs. In contrast, those who enjoy their work are typically employed in areas that align with their gifts, training, and calling.
There are many professions that are rapidly growing, and some businesses aren't even able to hire as many employees as they need. If you're interested in advancing or changing your career, here’s one of the most effective strategies!
Further Your Education
One of the most effective strategies for transitioning into a new career is furthering your education. And, in today’s world, it’s more convenient than ever! There are online programs that permit you to earn a degree — while maintaining your job and family life. Although a quality online degree program is still rigorous, a school like Crown College in Minnesota offers courses that are just 7 weeks long! This convenient option allows you to focus on one or two courses at a time and finish each term quickly.
Darren Noble, the Director of Career Services at Crown College, believes that connecting with an academic advisor is the best way to determine the right path for you. “If you are considering switching careers, it may be helpful to have a conversation with an academic advisor,” says Noble. “An academic advisor can discuss the career options associated with particular degree programs … and even coordinate an interview with a faculty member who teaches or consults in that field.”
Crown College also helps students find gainful employment after graduation. They offer career guidance, résumé and cover letter advice, internship and job search assistance, interview preparation, professional networking opportunities, and more!
If education is the best route for achieving your career goals, then you’ll be encouraged to know that you have many formats available to you, including online options. You’ll find that online programs are just as challenging (and rewarding) as on-campus programs, but they offer additional advantages: greater flexibility with class schedules and course assignments. Whether you enroll part-time or full-time, the goal of your degree is more than just a diploma; it’s to better serve God in your calling.